Definition of natura naturans in English:

natura naturans

noun

Philosophy
  • Nature as a creative force or process; the essential or divine creative power.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Barnaby Rich (1542–1617), soldier and author. From post-classical Latin natura naturans from classical Latin nātūra + post-classical Latin naturans, present participle of naturare. Compare Old French, Middle French, French nature naturante.

Pronunciation

natura naturans

/nəˈtʃʊərə ˈnatʃ(ə)ranz//nəˌtjʊərə ˈnatjʊranz//neɪˌtjʊərə ˈnatjʊranz/